Zhenping County, Henan
|Zhenping County, Henan|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Zhenping is the ancient name of Nieyang. It has a history of jade carving for more than 4,000 years. Jade carving culture has a long history, and it is known as the Chinese jade capital. It is one of the birthplaces of Chinese jade culture. Jin Laizong Zhengda was set up in Zhenping County for three years (1226 AD). Yuan Haowen, a famous poet in the Jinyuan period, was the first county magistrate in Zhenping. He was the hometown of General Peng Xuefeng, a modern Chinese master.
The Henan Kangyuan Softshell Turtle Farm (河南省南阳镇平县康苑鳖业有限公司), located in Zhenping County's Jiasong Town is one of China's largest facilities for raising the Yellow River Turtle (黄河鳖), a variety of the Chinese softshell turtle. The farm, which occupies 600 mu (100 acres) of land and water, raises some 6 million of those creatures per year.
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